Nigerian songstress, Temmie Ovwasa has lambasted a section of Nigerians who persistently make jokes about psychiatric homes when they refer to it as ‘yaba left’ averring that it is not funny.
Temie Ovwasa in a post on her Instagram page exclaimed that it puts mental health and mental illness in a bad light as she pointed to the fact that a lot of people who mock mental ill-health have not experienced it before so they know how it feels for one to go through such crisis.
According to the former YBNL Records singer, the worst thing about psychosis is how people treat you and she expressed appreciation to her mother for being the only person who did not give treat her in that manner when she was in her most damage condition of her life.
If you’ve dealt with psychosis or any form of mental illness that removes inhibition , You know “The look”.
I’m grateful for my Mother, the only person that has seen me at my most damaged and didn’t give me “The look”.
The rest of the world can go fuck themselves.
Reacting to her sentiments,
I get the same too @ybnlprincess. When they shoot four 18yo men in front of you they will learn what ptsd is.
True! Some jokes are actually cruel. Mental health issue, disabilities shouldn’t be used as comic relief.
The stigmatization of people with mental illness needs to stop, really. With the right care, they can live fulfilling lives like every other person.
Mental illness isn’t a joke or something to make fun of but still please stay away from drugs. Say no to drugs. May God help everyone with an addiction get through ??